Up your entrepreneurial game by checking out these seven books this year…
Whether you are looking to build your creative thinking, boost your motivation, or tap into some advanced tips for efficiency and growing your business, books can help a lot. Leaders read, and no matter what business you are in, and where you want to go, it’s always smart to add more knowledge to your book collection. It’s one of the most efficient ways to stay inspired, and to time hack years of experience.
Here are seven new books you might want to check out now…
- Stealing Fire
Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal shows How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work. It’s about using new technology, practices and behaviors to hack time by boosting productivity. In one recent trial at Google the authors say they were able to boost productivity by 70%, and increase problem solving capabilities. Definitely worth a read to find out how the top minds and organizations and leaders are optimizing their minds for elite performance.
- Natural Born Heroes
Author Christopher McDougall recently paired up with Spartan Race’s Joe De Sena for a podcast about his new book which taps into what he describes are forgotten strategies for building fighting strength, and success. Rather than the looks based fitness many focus on today this is about adaptability, skills, and taking steps others aren’t. Whether you want to increase your physical fitness, or your skill in business this book could definitely give you some tools to think about and try out.
- The One Thing
Gary Keller’s The One Thing is a must read for all entrepreneurs. This is especially true for anyone in real estate. The One Thing helps with getting clarity on both your big picture goals, and honing in on the key actions which are most important for propelling your success. As head of the world’s largest and one of the fastest growing real estate brokerages, Gary Keller certainly has some wisdom to add in this space.
The Art of Startup Fundraising
Praised as one of the best books in the last year, this work on fundraising for startups features a forward by Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran, and has been highly reviewed by leading educators, and Tony Hsieh of Zappos. It’s a detailed educational book on how to prepare to raise money, create good pitch decks, and structure funding rounds to grow a highly successful startup.
Memphis Invest Culture Book
Every year Memphis Invest puts out a new annual Culture Book. The work includes letters from employees, pictures from events, letters from tenants, thank you notes from investors, and more. It provides great insight into building company culture today, and what some of the fastest growing real estate businesses are doing to augment the experience for their teams and clients. It may be a concept you want to replicate in your own business as well.
- The Tire Kicker
The Tire Kicker, by fund manager Fuquan Bilal is a short power read that provides a quick shot of motivation to break through procrastination and take action on the investments and business enterprises which will deliver the life you really want. It’s a fast compact book you can squeeze in your laptop bag or carry on, and will probably want to share with friends, kids, spouses, and others you want to meet on the journey.
How to Win Friends & Influence People
This timeless classic by Dale Carnegie is a must read for all serious entrepreneurs, investors, and CEOs. Don’t judge it until you read it for yourself. What it is really all about is how to grow your business and enhance your life by learning to connect with others and serve them. These principles will never become irrelevant, and are crucial for sustainable business growth.